GENETICS:
How Many Mutant Genes Drive Cancer?: Study finds there's no precise number of DNA changes needed to spur a tumor
FDA Approves 2nd Gene Therapy: Yescarta fights a type of lymphoma; move is heralded as helping open 'new era' in medical care
New Genes Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome: Scientists found 13 new culprits among 45,000 patients with the condition
FDA Panel Supports Gene Therapy for Kids With Rare Eye Disease: Treatment would be only the 2nd gene therapy OK'd in the United States
Good Lifestyle Choices Add Years to Your Life: Certain behaviors, many associated with various genes, were linked to longevity in large study
Scientists Spot Genes Behind Skin Color: Study looked at varying populations across Africa
Like Your Skin, Your Hair? Thank Your Neanderthal Ancestors: Scientists say DNA from long-extinct species plays role in humans today
Zika Vaccine Works in Early Human Trial: But study was small, more research is needed
Rare Tumor May Point the Way to Diabetes Treatment: Insulinomas provide genetic maps for making insulin, researchers say
Gene Therapy May Be Breakthrough for Boys With 'Lorenzo's Oil' Disease: In study, treatment put brakes on the deadly neurological illness in most patients for 2 years
How Breast Cancer Gene Mutations Raise Risk of Tumors: New insight into BRCA1 could help assess women's chances for the disease, researchers say
Researchers Learn More About Gender's Role in Autism Risk: When oldest female child has the disorder, risk is raised for younger siblings, especially boys: study
A More Accurate Predictor for Alzheimer's?: Genetic test might one day diagnose the disease before symptoms occur, researchers say
Genetic Tweaks in Mosquitoes Might Curb Malaria Transmission: New methods could be used along with older control techniques, such as bed netting
How Zika Virus Went From Mild to Devastating: Mouse study suggests one genetic mutation in 2013 unleashed its ability to attack developing fetal brains
Genetic Testing May Help Make Blood Thinner Safer: Dosing adjustments for warfarin can be more precise, researchers say
Genetics a Cause of Autism in Most Cases: Study: Re-analysis of stats from earlier study shows new estimate of DNA impact
Survey: 9 of 10 Americans Take Cancer Prevention Steps:
Hate to Work Out? Your DNA May Be to Blame: Findings might lead to better ways to motivate folks who don't like exercise
Researchers Find Genes Linked to Preterm Birth: They also found that low selenium may play a role in early delivery, but these findings need to be replicated
How a Bite of a Hot Dog Threatened -- and Saved -- a Boy's Life: It led to a medical crisis, and then discovery of hidden heart defect
Evolution Not Over for Humans: Study finds natural selection still happening, with gene variants linked to Alzheimer's, smoking fading
Play It Smart: Stay in School for a Healthier Heart: College degree may reduce your risk of cardiac disease by one-third, study suggests
FDA OKs 1st Gene Therapy for Use in U.S.: It transforms a patient's immune system cells to fight a form of leukemia
Some Newborns Don't Get Heart Defect, Hearing Loss Tests: Such screens are critical to early intervention efforts, CDC officials say